Woodford reflect on strong start to new term
PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 October 2018
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With no league games this weekend, Highams club will remain top for at least another week
Woodford can enjoy their lofty position at the top of London Two North East for a few more days, with the league taking this weekend off.
Saturday marks the start of various RFU cup competitions, with leagues across the country taking the weekend off as a result.
With the Highams club not featuring in the draw for any cup games due to take place this weekend, it means they have the weekend off.
Woodford are next due in action on October 20 when they host Norwich and head coach Tom Redfern will hope the gap between games does not lead to a loss in momentum.
The Highams club made it five bonus-point wins from five this season with a 33-7 victory at Stowmarket last Saturday.
That win saw Woodford remain at the top of the standings as the only side to collect maximum points in every game so far this season.
It also saw the Highams club extend their lead at the top to two points, with second-placed Saffron Walden unable to collect a bonus point in their success at Harlow.
Despite sitting pretty at the top of the table, Woodford remain on the lookout for new players to join the club.
The Highams outfit posted a statement on their website last week saying new players were always welcome to join.
The statement read: “Woodford Rugby Club are always looking for new players! We currently have availability in most of our squads/teams.
“Come to Woodford Rugby Club and play rugby with us.
“Players of all abilities are always welcomed, whether it be in the senior teams, academy, youth or minis.
“With the exception of the youth and minis, we train at the Highams from 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“Come along, ask for our head coach Tom Redfern and he will take it from there!
“Minis and youths mostly train at the Highams on Sundays from 10.30am. Come along, ask in the clubhouse where your age group are training and let’s go!”
Woodford and Redfern will hope any new players joining the club can help them remain at the top of London Two North East when they return to action.
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